You may have heard that Seventies Doctor Who Jon Pertwee had a thing about fast cars and high speed boats and doing his own stunts when permitted. The Leicester Mercury has a shell-shocked story about his encounter with some stunt display riders. The tale involves the Time Lord’s head, an egg and high speed motorcycles.

Former Dr Who Jon Pertwee was even persuaded to take part in one of their most terrifying stunts, called the egg smash – but the Time Lord found himself in a bit of a mess.“You had to sit down at the end of a ramp, with an egg balanced on top of your helmet and the riders went over the top and smashed the egg.“Jon Pertwee said he would do it. He had a white suit on – because he was Dr Who at the time – and a cloak over the top. We said ‘whatever you do, don’t move until we’ve cleaned the egg up afterwards.“He moved! He got egg all over his suit!”

Check out the cracking photo at the Mercury website.